Global Patent Index - EP 2237751 A1

EP 2237751 A1 20101013 - ORAL TONGUE POSITIONING DEVICE

Title (en)

ORAL TONGUE POSITIONING DEVICE

Title (de)

ORALE ZUNGENPOSITIONIERUNGSVORRICHTUNG

Title (fr)

DISPOSITIF ORAL PERMETTANT DE PLACER LA LANGUE

Publication

EP 2237751 A1 20101013 (EN)

Application

EP 09706553 A 20090128

Priority

  • SE 2009050085 W 20090128
  • SE 0800234 A 20080131

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2009096889A1] The invention relates to a device for positioning the tongue for the treatment of disorders including snoring and obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and OSA Syndrome, comprising an anchoring body (10) and means (13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18) for retracting the tongue, said means being connected to said anchoring body. The tongue retracting means comprises at least two elongated arms arranged on a respective side of said anchoring body, and extending along different sides of the midline of the tongue. There is also provided a method of preventing Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), comprising attaching tongue retracting means to permanently attached members in the tongue of a patient suffering from OSA at positions posterior of the tongue tip (apex), preferably to the corpus lingua and/ or tongue root (radix lingua), said retracting means being anchored to structures in the mouth such as the jaws or teeth, whereby the tongue is directly held in a forward position.

IPC 8 full level

A61F 5/56 (2006.01)

CPC (source: EP)

A61F 5/566 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2009096889A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA RS

DOCDB simple family (publication)

WO 2009096889 A1 20090806; EP 2237751 A1 20101013; US 2010311008 A1 20101209

DOCDB simple family (application)

SE 2009050085 W 20090128; EP 09706553 A 20090128; US 86466609 A 20090128